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By Mark Mitchener and Callum Matthews

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  1. Post update

    So the teams will reassemble at Leicester again on Thursday for the second ODI. That's also a day-nighter, starting at 14:00 BST - and once more, you'll be able to listen to the entire game on TMS and follow in-play highlights and live text right here.

    Take a look at Callum Matthews' match report - by all means, watch the Lionesses' World Cup semi-final or follow the live text here - then, the focus turns back to England's men tomorrow as they face a de facto World Cup quarter-final against New Zealand.

    And if you've got any fingernails left after all that, we hope you'll join us again on Thursday. Bye for now.

  2. Women's Ashes: The full schedule

    • 2 July: 1st ODI, Leicester (d/n) - AUSTRALIA WON (LEAD 2-0)
    • 4 July: 2nd ODI, Leicester (d/n)
    • 7 July: 3rd ODI, Canterbury
    • 18-21 July: Test match, Taunton
    • 26 July: 1st Twenty20 international, Chelmsford (d/n)
    • 28 July: 2nd Twenty20 international, Hove
    • 31 July: 3rd Twenty20 international, Bristol (d/n)

    There are two points available for winning each of the ODIs and T20s, and four points for winning the Test.

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    But Australia won in an unorthodox manner - as with five runs needed, five wides down the leg side sealed a two-wicket victory and ensured they took a 2-0 lead on points in the series.

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    Every time Australia looked like pulling away, they lost a wicket, as Healy was caught for 66, and Beth Mooney hung around for 25 before being bowled by Laura Marsh.

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    After her heroics with the bat, Sophie Ecclestone then took three wickets with her left-arm spin to keep England in the hunt.

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    Cricket purists, and admirers of top-class wicketkeeping, will treasure this as the champagne moment of the match, when Sarah Taylor stumped Ellyse Perry off a legside wide.

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    At the other end, the Aussies were indebted to Alyssa Healy. The wicketkeeper hit an early six, was dropped on 40, and smashed another six to bring up her half-century.

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    England took the early wicket of Nicole Bolton, but that only brought in captain Meg Lanning, who hit a six before being trapped lbw by Katherine Brunt - celebrating her birthday.

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    But just when England were looking like getting bowled out for under 150, the unlikely figure of Sophie Ecclestone helped the tail wag, smashing five fours in her ODI career-best 27, before the hosts were eventually bowled out for 177 in 46.5 overs.

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    Sciver pressed on, top scoring with 64 before she fell at 135-8 in the 38th over.

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    Continuing our review of the England innings, it was down to Nat Sciver and Katherine Brunt to lead England's recovery.

    Brunt dug in for 20, adding 54 for the sixth wicket with Sciver, before falling - while Anya Shrubsole was superbly caught by Rachael Haynes.

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  12. Player of the match

    Australia all-rounder Ellyse Perry: "It was a weird one today. Every time we felt comfortable during the chase we lost a wicket, it was nice to be on the winning side and get first blood.

    "As a group we bowled incredibly well. I was probably a little bit loose at times but as a team and bowling group I thought it was a really great performance and its nice in a series to make a statement like that."

  13. Player of the match

    Coming up shortly will be player of the match Ellyse Perry, who broke the back of the England innings with 3-43 with the new ball.

  14. Captain's view

    More from England's Heather Knight: "I'm proud of how we did with the ball, we wanted to get the dots and take wickets and we managed to take the game deep.

    "As players we want DRS, I'm sure it's money the reason we don't [have it], but as players we'd love to have it.

    "We can take a lot of positives from today and we've got a few things to work on too. "

  15. Captain's view

    Australia skipper Meg Lanning: "It's nice to get a win first up, our bowlers put England on the back foot early but England bowled well too so it's good to get over the line. Early wickets always put you under pressure, especially against a strong top order.

    "We didn't think it would be straightforward, but Alyssa Healy showed everyone how to bat - she played very straight and pounced on any width. We feel we've got a little bit to work on, and I'm sure England will too."

  16. Captain's view

    England captain Heather Knight: "I thought Sophie Ecclestone and Katherine Brunt did really well. We fought hard, I disappointed with the way we batted, we lost too many early wickets.

    "We needed to absorb pressure a bit more and find a way to throw punches a bit more but I'm proud of how the girls got us to a total but it wasn't enough today.

    "We want to be positive, that's how we want to play. It wasn't aggressive shots that got us out, it was soft dismissals today."

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    We're just going to break into the highlights to hear from the captains...

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    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    We want to see DRS. It's been introduced in the World Cups, we know there are cost implications. It's hard for the players to just use it, there's no practice, it's a weird thing to implement. There isn't a bigger tournament outside of the World Cup than the Ashes, and it does influence big moments such as Fran Wilson today.

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    There was then the game's most controversial moment, when England's Fran Wilson was given out lbw, despite having clearly gloved the ball. And with the Decision Review system not in operation, there was nothing she could do.

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    However, England then slumped against the pace of Ellyse Perry and Megan Schutt - and were reeling at 19-4:

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